Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 06 Nov 2023


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When You are God Datta Himself, why did You say that God Datta appeared and merged with You?

[Prof. JSR Prasad asked:- Swami, You say that God Datta appeared before You and merged with You. I know very well that You are God Datta. In such a case, what is the validity of this incident?]

Swami replied:- In one cinema, the same actor is acting in the role of Krishna and simultaneously in the role of Arjuna. You noted this point very well since you know that actor very well. Does such knowledge of the unity of the actors in both roles disturb your enjoyment of the scene in which God Krishna is preaching the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna? Do you say that since the same actor is playing in both the roles, both the roles are one only and hence, this preaching of the Bhagavad Gita is false? Similarly, in order to establish a spiritual concept, God Datta and Shri Datta Swami are playing two roles separately and the common actor in both the roles may be God Datta only. This does not mean that you should neglect the conversation that took place between God Datta and Shri Datta Swami so that you can say that the concept is impossible since the basic discussion itself is false because both the speaker and the audience are one and the same! You can enjoy the conversation and the value of the spiritual concept to the climax level if you treat God Datta as God Datta and Shri Datta Swami as a devotee of God Datta. Even if you know that both are one and the same God Datta, such knowledge of their identity shall not disturb you at all as far as the value of the spiritual concept is considered. Ignorant people get confused because the curtain (Maayaa) is lifted and the aimed concept of the drama is lost by them. Scholars, in logic, like you will never get confused even if the monism between God and devotee is identified.

When God Krishna told that He is Arjuna among the Pandavaas, scholars will realize immediately that Krishna praised Arjuna to give confidence in the depression and take Krishna as God and Arjuna as a devotee. Scholars of logic can easily understand the background of the context. Only roles should be taken to understand the aimed concept and actors shall not be identified to become confused. Even though the monism between the actors of roles of Krishna and Arjuna come to mind just for a fraction of a minute in the beginning, this point is completely forgotten while Krishna is preaching the Gita to Arjuna throughout the following scene. The beginning point cannot continue forever and disturb the whole subsequent scene. This is the practical experience of everybody. Nobody concludes that since both roles are one only (because both actors are one only), because one cannot entertain discussion, which requires two persons separately, therefore, the discussion of the Bhagavad Gita must be false– in this way, nobody thinks and gets confused throughout the subsequent scene of preaching of the Bhagavad Gita by Krishna to Arjuna.